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Author: ‘Homophobia came into India, not homosexuality’

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  1. Well said, Vikram Seth!

    [PN: where were his comments published? It's not mentioned.]

  2. Helge Vladimir Tiller 17 Dec 2013, 4:17pm

    Thank YOU so very, very much, Vikram Seth ! Important to spread this info. all around The World.—And what a beautiful smile you share with us. Makes snow and ice melt in cold Norway ! You are THE GUY-WE embrace you !

  3. Yep – and who brought homophobia into India? British Imperialists. So, wouldn’t you have thought that, on gaining independence, India would have wanted to rid itself of ALL colonial laws? The Indian government should do the right thing and repeal these outdated and discriminatory laws immediately.

  4. http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Vikram-Seth-slams-Supreme-Court-order-on-Section-377-at-Rashtrapati-Bhavan/articleshow/27493797.cms
    Excellent article from the India Tmes and note the editorial debunking of ignorance below the article about Virkram Seth’s remarks.
    The PN article seems to be based on this report from India Today:
    http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/homophobia-came-into-india-not-homosexuality-vikram-seth/1/331666.html
    Maybe PN could be somewhat more enlightening on its source material.

    Well done both Vikram Seth and the Times of India for shedding light and denouncing ignorance and hypocracy.

    Another article: http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/politics-and-nation/vikram-seth-slams-bjps-views-on-homosexuality/articleshow/27494366.cms

    1. Thanks for that, renovato. You’re right, the ToI editorial comment is excellent.

  5. Midnighter 17 Dec 2013, 9:38pm

    Well done on him for speaking out.

    When you’re up against conservative religionists, don’t expect them to be bothered by little things like facts or reality. It’s only to be expected that they will edit history wherever it threatens to dispel their delusions.

  6. Dr. S.S Rajgopal 18 Dec 2013, 2:18am

    Spot on, Vikram Seth! It is a shame that we still cling to these outdated colonial laws even years after kicking the Brits out. Disgraceful!

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